Ben Affleck Promises ‘A More Traditional Batman’ in Justice League

by Reigh Carlo
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Entertainment Weekly is back with more from their recent interview with the Dark Knight himself, Ben Affleck, about the upcoming superhero film, Justice League. Last year, some fans were not happy about the portrayal of Batman in Batman v Superman wherein we saw an angry and brutal Caped Crusader, but Affleck assures fans that his Batman will be “more traditional” in Justice League.

In the interview, Ben Affleck explains the difference between BvS Batman and the one we are going to see in Justice League. He also explains that this version will pay homage on the Batman we read in the comics. Check out his interview below:

“BvS departed a little bit from the traditional Batman. He started out with all this rage directed at Superman, because of his coworkers who had died in the fight Superman had with Zod. He was holding on to a lot of anger, in a little bit of an irrational way. Whereas this is a much more traditional Batman. He’s heroic. He does things in his own way, but he wants to save people, help people.”

“This is more in keeping with the canon of how Batman’s usually been portrayed, and how he’s portrayed vis a vis the Justice League in the comics. This is more the Batman you would find if you opened up your average Batman comic book.”

“Not that it’s average. I think it’s a really cool story. Actually, it’s sort of a story about multilateralism. It’s not a bad theme to have!”

“He’s put in this position of having to reach out, find other people, convincing them to do something. Part of the drama of the movie is the question of whether or not the team is going to come together. It’s very different from the tenor of the last movie.”

In the Justice League trailer, we see Commissioner Gordon praising Batman learning to “play well with others again,” and it seems that the heroes coming together may add some drama to the movie.

Justice League is expected to hit theaters on November 17.

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